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Kenneth Robert Friedman

Kenneth Robert Friedman

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Insurance, Employment & Labor, Native Peoples Law

About Me

I am also admitted to practice in Montana and Alaska.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    22 years
  2. Insurance: 30%
    19 years
  3. Employment & Labor: 15%
    22 years
  4. Native Peoples Law: 5%
    22 years



Contingent (33-45%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Thabet N Khalidi

    I endorse this lawyer. Ken and I co-counseled a case with excellent results. He is a trial lawyer's trial lawyer.


    Thabet Khalidi Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Kenneth. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1126 Highland Ave
Bremerton, WA, 98337-1828



KYAuthorized to practice law201401/30/2014
AKActive Out of State199201/16/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerWashington Journal of Law & Politics2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerWashington Journal of Law & Politics2010
Super LawyerWashington Journal of Law & Politics2009
American Jurisprudence Award in EvidenceNew York University School of Law1986

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFriedman | Rubin1999 - Present
President and CEOAmerican Hemp Mercantile, Inc.1993 - 1997
AssociateLaw offices of Jeffrey Steinborn and Associates1990 - 1993
Staff AttorneySeattle King County Public Defender1987 - 1990


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Antioch University Seattle Board of TrusteesBoard Chair2010 - 2012
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2005 - Present
Hemp Industries AssociationPresident1995 - 1997
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Athey v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, 234 F.3d 3578th Circuit upheld Bad Faith award of $675,000
Greenberg v. Paul Revere Life Ins. Co.Court of Appeals upheld jury award of $2.9 million
E.E.O.C. v. National Educ Ass'n, AlaskaSummary judgement for Defendants reversed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Universtity School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Antioch CollegeHistoryB.A.1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
WSAJ Insurance Law SeminarTrying an IFCA Case and Enhanced Damages2015
Winning your IFCA BattleFederal Court Removal and Remand Issues2014
Trial Revolution: Making the seismic shift tro trial by talking heats to the big screenBringing Exhibits Alive: Plus how to organize and present them seemlessly2012
WSTLA Annual Insurance Law CLE Spokane and TacomaPunitive Damages and the Insurance Fair Conduct Act2009
Tort Trends & Victories 2009Lunch with Tegman and Rollins2009
KJA Annual ConventionThird Party Bad Faith Trial in Kentucky2009
AAJ Annual ConventionUsing State Law Procedural Limits and Standards to Avoid Unreasonable Application of State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Campbell2009